The tour takes in some of
the sights of the city before going to Batu Caves and
onwards to Bukit Melawati (Fort Altingsburg, with its wild
band of Silver Leaf Monkeys) in Kuala Selangor.
We then go
for a delicious seafood dinner a a river-side restaurant
while watching the sunset. After the meal, we come to the
highlight of the tour - going on a boat-ride to watch the
dazzle of fireflies.
Our drive to Kuala Selangor takes approximately 1.5 hours,
passing through small towns, kampungs and plantations. On
arrival at Kuala Selangor, we visit "Kota Melawati" formerly
known as "Fort Altinsburg". Perched on a hill, it offers a
panoramic view Selangor coast and the Malacca straits.
Crowned by a lighthouse, the tall beautiful shady trees here
are a haven for silvered leaf monkeys and the long tail
macaques. These monkeys normally hang around waiting for
handouts normally given by visitors.
With the coming of dusk, we drive across the bridge over for
a sumptuous seafood dinner at the riverside restaurant while
watching the a river view sunset.
After dinner we take a 15
minutes drive to Kampung Kuantan for the highlight of the
tour. We will take a battery operated boat in the quiet
darkness to witness the blinking trees. This scintillating
display of fireflies portrays an image of a flashing
Christmas tree. The synchronized, rhythmic flashing is
produced by the thousands of fireflies found in the mangrove
swamp of Kampung Kuantan. The skilled boatman will make this
experience a memorable and an unforgettable one.
13.00 H > Pick-up / Independence Square (Photo Stop) / KL's
Place of origin - Muddy Estuary (drive pass) / Chinatown
(drive pass) / Little India (drive pass) / New King Palace
(Photo Stop) / Batu Caves (Photo Stop) / Drive through
Countryside Passing Palm Oil Tree and Rubber Plantation /
Bukit Melawati (Fort Altingsburg - Silver Leaf Monkeys)
(Photo Stop) / Fisherman Village (Drive Pass) / Seafood
Dinner at River-side Restaurant (Stop) / Boat Ride to see
Fireflies (Visit / Stop) / Return Transfers
*Return hotel transfers, English speaking driver cum guide,
*Seafood Dinner at Riverside Restaurant
*Firefly Boat Cruise
Pick-up - 01.00 PM / Duration - 9 Hrs
Sports shoes are recommended for walking.
No flashlights are to be used during the firefly cruise
Please bring along insect repellent
Fireflies display subject to weather conditions
OPTION – Add Eagle
Feeding to Itinerary
+ Add RM 50 Per Adult / RM 30 Per Child. Amend Pick-up >
After Visit to Bukit Melawati and its monkeys, transfer to
Kuala Selangor fishing village to take a boat for Eagle
Feeding. Upon reaching the middle of the river, guests could
see the majestic eagles flying close by. Normally there
would be about 20-30 eagles, the most common of which are
the Brahminy Kite and the White-bellied Fish Eagle. It is a
magnificent sight to see these majestic birds swooping down
to catch pieces of chicken thrown out for them.
INFO REF -
BATU CAVES /
SELANGOR & FIREFLIES